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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

At 1/4th the price, that's much more reasonable and in line with what i listed (almost to the tee). Should be incredible, and we would definitely want some impressions.

I have my jergpads on the way, and a Geek Pulse X to power the HE-500 in the future. 
Lolz..thanks.. I work very hard for my money... No rich wife or girlfriend here..or old money biggrin.gif

I ofcourse will do a small review of my new rig..and visit as much audio meets as possible... wink.gif

And u will love the modulor (jerg)pads..i had those on my he500 and they transformed the phone...try also to do the opengrill mod..together with the modulor pads ur he500 kicks ass... With pain in my heart i sold my he500 to make room for my maybe..just maybe endgame phone...

This period is hell for me..sold both my amp and my phone..which i both loved deeply for something i didnt even listened yet..so u can imagine am on the edge of my chair wink.gif

But i have deep faith in both builders.. And in their good name. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by themad View Post

I bought that same cushion (and yes, it was way cheaper!) but like you I'm not completely satisfied with its stock form.
I just have to find the Sennheiser pad on eBay, since I don't live in the USA.

Would you mind posting photos of your mod when you can? And of course some impressions after you spend some more time with it. :-)

 

Here are a couple photos.  Hopefully you get an idea of the thickness and type of foam I used.  You'll also see where I trimmed, but that's to taste.  Finally, in the cross-section photo, you can see thin gray foam inside the side/wrap-around/snap flaps.  The same foam is in the middle part, from which I removed the thicker foam.  It sits on the skull side of the pad.  That foam seems pretty well attached, and I didn't bother trying to remove it.  The white-ish foam I inserted is shorter than the space into which it goes.  I did this because bending the modded pad to fit around the headband caused it to poke out the ends.  I trimmed maybe an eighth of an inch on either end.  Maybe it could be made neater, but I don't see it on my head ;)

 

HTH.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

I saw your post!!!  ;)

 

Haven't tried the HD 650 pads, as I'm not convinced I'm keeping mine, but I did just modify my super cheap headband pad (wow! price went way up) to be shorter (trimmed off the two snaps on the ends) and substituted thinner foam (not the spongy kind that's in there).  Haven't had much head time with it yet, but I've got a little more room on the sliding parts, and the fit seems better.  It's a compromise between the stock headband, which gives me the best fit, and having a little extra padding, but not too much.  Looking for the Goldilocks Zone, but then, aren't we all :darthsmile:

 

Carry on with Summit Fi.  It's fun to read about stuff I'll never own.


That's the one I used also. I was able to use it in its stock form, no mods needed for me.

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That's the one I used also. I was able to use it in its stock form, no mods needed for me.

 

Somebody handed me a pair of scissors while I was wearing the HE-500s... dangerous move ;)

I wore it for a while but the fit was just off.  So I removed it and liked the fit, but not the lack of padding.  At first I just trimmed, and that made a difference, but my big head wanted more play in the sliding adjustors.  Since it was open, I yanked out the foam.  Also, modding is fun :darthsmile: 

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Somebody handed me a pair of scissors while I was wearing the HE-500s... dangerous move ;)

I wore it for a while but the fit was just off.  So I removed it and liked the fit, but not the lack of padding.  At first I just trimmed, and that made a difference, but my big head wanted more play in the sliding adjustors.  Since it was open, I yanked out the foam.  Also, modding is fun :darthsmile: 

Just don't get too carried away and start messing with the drivers. :eek:

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Somebody handed me a pair of scissors while I was wearing the HE-500s... dangerous move ;)

I wore it for a while but the fit was just off.  So I removed it and liked the fit, but not the lack of padding.  At first I just trimmed, and that made a difference, but my big head wanted more play in the sliding adjustors.  Since it was open, I yanked out the foam.  Also, modding is fun :darthsmile: 

Yeah, I have a big head too, had to reshape the band and then with this pad on the slides are all the way out, which is just right, thankfully.

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Just don't get too carried away and start messing with the drivers. :eek:

 

You'd like that, wouldn't you.  I know you've got a devious streak ;)

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Just don't get too carried away and start messing with the drivers. :eek:

 

 

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

You'd like that, wouldn't you.  I know you've got a devious streak ;)

Me? Devious? Never. Buahahaha......

post #10479 of 17910
You guys, I asked Jude, and he said the HE-500 was and always is Summit-Fi. Shall I ask him to move this thread to there?
post #10480 of 17910
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

You guys, I asked Jude, and he said the HE-500 was and always is Summit-Fi. Shall I ask him to move this thread to there?

 

Wouldn't be opposed to that!

post #10481 of 17910
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Wouldn't be opposed to that!

Sent him and Amos a PM.
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Can't wait to see people reaction.  This will be an interesting one.  

 

Verdict :  "You are too cheap!  You are not qualified to be in summit fi"

 

:popcorn:

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I wish there was a way to make everyone forget what the top costs of high-end headphones are, sit them down with every single one of them, and have them guess the price of each one after they A/B them. wink.gif
post #10484 of 17910
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

I wish there was a way to make everyone forget what the top costs of high-end headphones are, sit them down with every single one of them, and have them guess the price of each one after they A/B them. wink.gif

All the headphones I've owned: Grado SR325, PS-500, Beyerdynamic T1, Audeze LCD-2, Fostex TH-600, Hifiman HE-500, Audeze LCD-XC.

On SQ preference alone, I'd rank the HE-500 in second place behind the XC, but in no way does the considerable gulf in price between the two reflect the extent of the XC's superiority. It's better, but it should be considering it cost nearly a grand more. It's not 1k better.

I think the HE-500 is a better all round headphone than the LCD-2 and I think it's a much better headphone than the T1 which cost a lot more.

If performance alone is the criteria by which "summit Hi-Fi" is judged, then the HE-500 definitely belong in the upper etchelons of headphones. They punch way above their weight.

Let's face it, if they were made in Europe or America and not China they'd probably cost much, much more
post #10485 of 17910
Yep, he500 with the right set-up is pretty epic to listen to. One of my favourite songs is 'One of these nights' by The Eagles. I decided to try out the hd800 plugged into a v200 and listen to this song and it sounded terrible! The hd800s were doing what they are suppose to do which is showing the quality of the recording with a microscope. But on the he500, it sounded spectacular. And that's what good about these headphones, you don't have to sacrifice listening to crappy recordings with them.
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